Deja Vu

Trump yesterday:

“I didn’t lie”

Nixon (11/17/1973):

“I am not a crook”

Here’s how Bob Woodward ends his new book on the Trump presidency:

“When his performance as president is taken in its entirety, I can only reach one conclusion: Trump is the wrong man for the job.”


Author: craigcrawford

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137 thoughts on “Deja Vu”

  1. the hill:

    Reid specifically mentioned the death of Warren’s brother from the virus and asked her reaction to the comments in light of that.
    “It is a deep down fury,” Warren responded. The president, she said, not only “knew he was lying – he was lying and he wasn’t putting together the kind of response we needed. A leader would have come to the American people and said ‘This is really dangerous, this is something we’ve got to be very, very careful with and we’ve got to get to work right now, we’ve got to mobilize'” to ensure widespread availability of tests and personal protective equipment.
    “If he had done that back in February, how many lives would have been saved in March, in April, in May and June and July and August, how many lives would have been saved?” Warren continued. “And I must share what 190,000 other families must share and that is, ‘Could it have been my brother who could have been saved?’”
    Warren noted the particular impact of the virus in minority communities, adding “we have a leader who seems to have both no human understanding of what it means to the rest of us to lose someone we love and no understanding that as president it’s his responsibility to put together a competent response, which he has completely failed to do.”’

  2. It will be a quarter of a million dead by the time January rolls around, yet there are still deniers claiming it’s around 9,000.   

  3. Great cartoon.

    At this stage I can think of only one thing that might salvage some part of Trump’s reputation.  The good part is that it would actually be legal and totally in line with his responsibilities.  Fire Dejoy and then issue one executive order:

    “Effective immediately, through the end of the year, all necessary overtime and double deliveries for post offices nationwide is permitted until all backlogs are cleared.”

    Fortunately for the welfare of the nation, he is not smart enough to do this.  

    It wouldn’t help with the virus, but would definitely be a change of subject.


  4. It’s OK, let’s look at these claims that people with comorbidities who died and had Covid as well didn’t die of Covid. By that logic, people who died that had Covid and comorbidities didn’t die of anything. See, if you can’t say they died of Covid you can’t say they died of one of the comorbidities either. So apparently according to the deniers, 184,000 of those people actually probably didn’t even die.

  5. What a decent man does:

    Biden has taken down all advertising and will not conduct any meetings, appearances, or press for the whole of 9/11.  The day is for a memorial to those lost.



  6. I have a close family member who is a SFB cult member.  He also receives DHS updates on the pandemic as part of his briefings.  He denies there is a pandemic at all.  We are having a major response when we do not need it is the thinking of those who really know what is going on.  According to him it is not as bad as the flu. But as seen with the various whistleblower filings the actual knowledge, whether it is Russians attacks or information from what used to be the CDC, it is changed to meet the hourly spewing of an unstable three year old.  So there is no real information in the briefings.

  7. NYTimes 9/11 schedule:

    Joseph R. Biden Jr. will travel to New York and Pennsylvania on Friday to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks as he and President Trump put forth radically different visions of what it means to comfort a nation in mourning.
    Mr. Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, will attend the National September 11 Memorial & Museum’s commemoration ceremony before traveling to Shanksville, Pa., where a campaign statement said that they would “pay their respects to the victims of Flight 93,” the plane that was hijacked and crashed into a field after passengers fought back.
    Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, are also scheduled to attend the ceremony in New York, as well as another ceremony there. Mr. Trump and his wife, Melania, are expected to attend the memorial service in Shanksville in the morning.
    Mr. Biden’s running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, will attend a remembrance ceremony in Fairfax, Va., and Ms. Harris will speak.

    While Mr. Biden and Mr. Trump will each be honoring the Americans who died in the attacks, their sharply divergent approaches to showing empathy may be on display on Friday.


  8. Pretty sure one of the cashiers at the grocery store i just went to has Covid.  This early in the morning and people still openly defying mask mandates, possibly killing that cashier, and endangering everyone who went to the store that early TO AVOID THOSE SELFISH PEOPLE.  
    America sucks.

  9. msnbc:

    In an interview with MSNBC’s Ari Melber, “The Art of the Deal” co-author Tony Schwartz discusses the release of his new book “Dealing with the Devil: My Mother, Trump and Me,” and the fallout Trump now faces after tapes reveal he downplayed the threat of COVID before it ever hit the U.S. Schwartz asserts Trump “is a prisoner of his lies” and questions who he’ll destroy first: himself or his country.

  10. …a beautiful morning just like it was 19 years, ago.
    Here’s to the old frontline workers, here’s to the new frontline workers✌️❤️🇺🇸

  11. Bink
    Yes, “America sucks”. I never realized it till COVID. We have so many selfish American’s. Bad enough dealing with Trump. I want them all to go back under their rocks. 

  12. i’ve had it, good Sir Tony.  One simple thing to protect others and they can’t do it.  By the way, every single person without a face covering was white- it’s always that way.  THAT’S white privilege for you- “eff you, you can’t tell me what to do, i’m entitled…”.

    It’s embarrassing.

    Ok, done venting, i gotta get to work. There’s your outrage, heddy😉

  13. Treasury imposes sanctions on Ukrainian lawmaker who worked with Rudy Giuliani Andrii Derkach “has been an active Russian agent for over a decade," the Treasury Dept. said

    The Treasury Department, in announcing the sanctions, said that Ukrainian lawmaker, Andrii Derkach, “has been an active Russian agent for over a decade.” Derkach worked with Giuliani, who serves as a private attorney to President Donald Trump, to smear Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.


    Derkach called the sanctions an act of “revenge” by the U.S. and an attempt to stop him from revealing more information about “Democratic corruption,” which he pledged to do next week.

  14. Some kids like to build tree houses.  Other kids get a kick out of tearing them down.  Same as it ever was.

  15. The Empire State building and Chrysler Tower still loomed high over trump dump.

    That is to say, they (and others) still looked down upon the trump dump.

  16. NIH Director Francis Collins says he was was “pretty puzzled” and “rather disheartened” by Trump’s crowded campaign rally in Michigan — at which few of the attendees could be seen wearing face masks and virtually none appeared to be social distancing

  17. Lincoln Project:

    There has been a tradition where political ads are pulled down on 9/11. But never before have we had a president who attacked the men and women who rose to defend our country, calling them suckers and losers. This ad is necessary to remind Americans of the character of Trump.

  18. more GOPers against D’ump

    “In the name of God, I tell you, you’ve got to wake up and smell the coffee. This man is a great danger to our nation.”

  19. chicago sun times:

    For nearly a decade, Michael Cohen was at odds with Rosie O’Donnell in part because his boss — President Donald Trump — was engaged in a long feud with the comedian and talk-show host.
    On Monday, Cohen is launching a podcast, titled “Mea Culpa,” with O’Donnell as his first guest.
    “First episode. First interview. First feud. First family,” Cohen told The Associated Press by phone late Thursday.
    Cohen and O’Donnell have become close ever since Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer, turned against the president.

  20. D’umbass had to be referring to Trump World Tower (Residential high rise at UN Plaza).  At 861 feet it was the 6th tallest building in NYC in 2001 after WTC Towers were toppled.  Trump tower on the other hand is 664 feet tall and is now the  96th tallest building in Manhattan.  Sumbitch wouldn’t know how to tell the truth if his life depended on it.

    BTW, the other buildings in Manhattan in 2001 taller than either of D’ump’s Towers were (from tallest down) Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, 70 Pine Street, 40 Wall Street and Citicorp Tower.

  21. The orange bucket of lard has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
    Pulls Middle Eastern agreement out of his sizable ass today.
    Peace Prize when there’s NO peace here at home???
    He’s been pushing for the Peace Prize since 2016.  He can’t stand it that Obama won it.

  22. For the last 10 years ,  Oregon  averaged 500,000 acres burned  each season. 
    The current fires there  burnt  twice that in 3 days this week. 

    This picture is from the Australian Green Party.

  23. While there are several other senators I’d rather see gone, she remains a sentimental favorite for departure, stage right.

    And I hope the door DOES hit her in the ass on her way out.

  24. ‘STOP. SPREADING. RUMORS!’ Law enforcement takes aim at fake Oregon arson claims

    “Rumors spread just like wildfire,” the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday morning, “and now our 9-1-1 dispatchers and professional staff are being overrun with requests for information and inquiries on an UNTRUE rumor that 6 Antifa members have been arrested for setting fires in DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON.”

  25. Meanwhile: Global warming denial something else Putin gets from Trump. It’s a blessing for Russia. Hurts competitors, opens sea routes and access to below-ground resources in Siberia.

  26. CC –
    Putin thinks  Climate Change is good  for oil and gas  development. 
    But Siberia  is proving  what Wally said , all those years ago …………..
    “The climate can be a real beast and we keep poking it with sticks.”  
    From Canada to Siberia, Permafrost Thaw Produces ‘Hell’s Mouth’ Craters, Sinking Lands, and 7,000 Methane Pockets Waiting to Blow 
    From Canada to Siberia, Permafrost Thaw Produces ‘Hell’s Mouth’ Craters, Sinking Lands, and 7,000 Methane Pockets Waiting to Blow 

    The Arctic is burning like never before — and that’s bad news for climate change
    Fires are releasing record levels of carbon dioxide, partly because they are burning ancient peatlands that have been a carbon sink.


  27. Trump’s niece Mary on @AriMelber MSNBC just now: “Donald is a very sick man. He’s never going to get better. He’s only going to get worse. And if it suits his purposes he will take this entire country down with him. So please vote carefully.” 

  28. The Arctic  Zombie Fires  –
    Everyone  remember that town in PA.  that was abandoned  because of  an underground  coal fire ?
    It seems their dump was  in a pit that had contact with a coal seam.  They burned their trash there.   Then the coal seam caught  fire.  The town is gone , the fire still burns. 
    The Zombie Fires  burning across  the Arctic  are doing the same thing .  But at much shallower depths.  The snows  tap down the  the surface burning , but when the Spring comes , the Taiga  fires are still burning  and start new fires . 
    Putin is blind man , leading a fool. 

  29. Everyday when I  was very young , Jackie Paul Short  used to punch me in the gut.  When he wasn’t  cutting up horny toads. 
    One day I  snapped  in front of a crowd , and beat the crap out of him. 
    Sadly ,  45  never gained the wisdom of  having his ass kicked. 

  30. Yet another pathetic Susan Collins dodge, when asked who she supports for president: “The people of Maine don’t need my advice on who to vote for President. I was on a bus tour, and not a single person asked me who they should vote for.” CSPAN debate on now. 

  31. Australia’s  wildland  fires began  last year in August .  They burned  for  7 months. 
    August is March in Australia . 
    Now , we are in the middle  of the same thing . 
    :The Worst Fire Season  Ever. 
    This is not a coincidence .
    This has been forecast  for years . 
    The only thing they missed , it’s come much sooner  than the models  predicted . 
    In fact  the only  thing wrong  with the models   is the speed of the  change. 

  32. I want  Susan to lose , because I am sick of  her trying to form complete  sentences , in less than  15 seconds . 
    I have a long list of these felons ,  starting with a weather man here . 

  33. The Russian game plan  2020 –
    Sow discord , doubt , fear , anger ,  and sit back and watch us  tear each other to pieces. 

  34. I  was just thinking  of what Steve Jobs  said about our “New World” , and what Putin  has done with it. 
    Job’s  never dreamed  we all would need  alligator swim fins surfing the web. 

  35. The high point of my  life was  here.  With you folks.  I will never  forget what we did , and the lessons we all learned back then. 

  36. so maybe it was the corruption scandal that was held over susan’s head to keep her in line during impeachment vote.   otherwise didn’t make sense given what she needed to do (stand up against D’ump) for reelection.

  37. Old Man: Thanks for info on Shelter Box. I’ll pass along the info to my nephew in Portland who’s organizing efforts to help with immigrant families in Phoenix OR who are now homeless due to fires.

  38. Please note , Trump is mute  about the fires, and  the doracheo  in Iowa .  The wind speeds  there  reached 140 mph. 
    Every part  of the system  we call weather , has more energy .  It rained 6 in.  in hours yesterday  around Washington . 
    That is the “New Normal” .  On top  of what we are watching. 
    The thing to remember  this “new” energy , comes everyday now.  All over the Earth. 

  39. Several cousins and a friend in California; they each have their own wildfire, although fires are now merging.    

  40. heddycariad –
    We  bought  a boat load  from them  here for Haiti ,  I looked into them  back then ,  then we learned   later  they were   self dealing  .
    That is gone .
    If you have nothing   a Shelter Box.  Is life,an anchor ,  and a new start. 

  41. If you have nothing   a Shelter Box.  Is a  lifeline , an anchor ,  and a new start. 
    Giving to them  is not  a waste of money. 

  42. It’s easy  to surf  the wave  of outrange , but then  things  fall apart. 
    We need more Zappat, and  less Tucker .

  43. A conservative wakes up.  (No, not THAT Joe Walsh.)

    Joe Walsh



    I have 1.1 million Facebook followers. Almost all are Trump supporters. They used to be my supporters. I posted the updated Covid #’s 192,000 dead. Almost every response accused me of lying. That it was only like 10,000 dead. That CDC said only 6% REALLY died from Covid. So sad.

  44. Silver buttons and the low carb diet’s got me into it again 😎but even wore it when it wouldn’t quite button…..quality is quality, button or no.

  45. If there  is one thing we are missing , it’s the  people that make Music for their times.  
    I am waiting for  them ,  so far it’s the last 20 years of  Hip Hop  mush. 

  46. Kids now want their protest music, not yours- the protest has changed.  Amazing music with a social consciousness being produced, these days.

  47. So, Miley Cyrus is going to be what she wants to be regardless of what men say about her on the internet.  Once again, kind of the point.

  48. Blink –
    Wet Ass Pussy  ?
    I rest my case , it’s the slut move , it’s money , money, money . 
    Mankind  is not going to soar  to the  tune of  Wet Ass Pussy. 

  49. i like that song but it’s trash, as disposable as anything today.

    If you didn’t protect your hearing, you’re missing out on a lot of the appeal of contemporary music. On good equipment, some of it is sonically amazing.

    Ok, going to delete a few of my posts above so as not to offend some of the more sensitive morning denizens.✌️

  50. Come mothers and fathers
    Throughout the land
    And don’t criticize
    What you can’t understand
    Your sons and your daughters
    Are beyond your command
    Your old road is rapidly agin’
    Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand
    For the times they are a-changin’

  51. Blink –
    I understand your point.   I am the  past ,  Therefore  the new is better. 
    Not really ,  being ‘cool”  these days  is wearing a “Man Bun”.   Which will look like paddled  shoulders on “Designing Women “.  
    Outrageous  is not New.  It’s straight out of PT Barnum’s  playbook. 
    It’s shaking    your keys  in front of babies. 
    Elvis understood  this , but he had something “New”. 
    No one ever heard this before….


  52. Blink –
    Bob Dylan lines  from  57 tears ago makes my point. 
    He changed the world , the Wet Pussy song will not be quoted in 57 years. Or even in 7 weeks.

  53. Let me weigh in. 
    6 years ago, I came in here and ask for help. The racists in the neighborhood association had pulled the rug out from under our efforts to build a park. All because a small part of the grant was for work with Hispanics. They threw it all away because 1/5 of it would teach the Hispanics how to be better neighbors(block watch, how to work with the city, ect, Yeah I know Hispanics already know how to be good neighbors, in fact they are better at it than we are , I think) It was Trumpism before there was such a thing.
    You all came through and it all kicked off what came to pass.
    yesterday, I drove by the park to check on progress, They are installing the play ground. All I can say is OMG, I know I’m an emotional wreck right now but it was beautiful. It just floored me. Jordon our parks planner did a great job of taking Sherry’s and my visions then built on them and made them better. Not a straight line or a square corner in the place, fung shway (hillbilly dictionary spelling) out the ass.
    Oh and a climbing  dome  that is so tall that I’m almost certain OSHA regs require a safety harness and tie off.
    One thing I have pounded home is I didn’t want something that was “good enough for poor people” This is not, we may have the best playground in the city.
    And it started here. 

  54. Outrageous  is not New.  It’s straight out of PT Barnum’s  playbook. It’s shaking    your keys  in front of babies. 

  55. I think the best thing that demonstrated that it is time for boomers to sit down and let the young folks take over was the poor old guy who was pushed by the police and he went straight over backward. Did nothing to break his fall.. It wasn’t even that hard a shove. A younger man would have stepped back and continued giving the cop a ration of shit.

  56. 19 year ago  I woke up  at a truck stop  North of  OKC.  Very near where bomber  was arrested. 
    The week before  I had made a trip near every site  the planes flew. 
    I had the BBC World News  playing . 
    I thought this is our payback ,  for  all of the years treating  the Mideast  as  oil toy. 
    And we did, for decades.  
    As hangovers go  this is a big one. 

  57. Jack –
    Spot on  .  This why I am not on a street corner, passing out leaflets. 
    I have all the power of a kitten with leukemia. 
    I still think the song writers are falling down. 

  58. Plump  girls with poor production values , playing  fat guitars , sitting on their asses ain’t protest music. 
    Would you follow her into the street ?
    And better yet what the Hell is singing about?

  59. The music did not lead us to this point , seven bullets  in the back did that. 
    My point is that the music , has failed  to keep up.  That’s because it’s  just another cog  in a money making wheel.  Like after Buddy died ,  what desert that was. 
    I will now rattle my keys.  See how shiney they are  ?

  60. Jack, you and your Missus didn’t plan a playground, you planned an urban village. If I had been smarter at the time, I would have urged you and Sherry to pack your dream into a portfolio and drive up the street to Warren B’s castle asking that he ‘buy’ into your dream.
    My project continues being Kumcho’s habitat. Over the last twenty years it has matured nicely.

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